If your sibling isn’t manipulating your words so they can laugh at your expense, how do you even know you have a sister?
This is something every person who has a sister knows to be true – except one very innocent man who discovered it the hard way this Christmas. In a Mumsnet thread called ‘If asked for something edible for Christmas, what would you take that to mean?‘ (a clear sign the thread would be hilarious), user ‘AGHHHH’ asked the forum if he’s being unreasonable about his sister’s interpretation of his request.
“Would you think I meant chocolate, biscuits or a hamper or something?” he asked. “Or a few own brand tins of Lidl baked beans and spaghetti loops etc…”
The latter being exactly what his sister gifted her. Which, in the sister’s defence, is a perfectly legitimate adherence to the gift directive. But AGHHHH didn’t see it that way.
“I prefer to give and never expect anything but she asked what I wanted so I just said don’t worry about getting anything big,” he wrote magnanimously, adding he also suggested, “just something edible will be fine.”
But hindsight is a wonderful thing and AGHHH realised, saying he should have been more specific (ya think?), but never expected his sister to go so rogue.
“A box of Maltesers would have felt more Christmassy than tins of baked beans… It’s the only thing I had to open and it was a bit of a sh*t day anyway.”